A country/city combination like no other sees us staying out of town but taking in the best that the capital has to offer. It is a truly inspirational combination of visits in an imaginative itinerary that will excite and inspire.
This is a lovely, easy going start. We meet at Watford Junction Station early afternoon and then we are off to Chalfont. The very best electrified branch line awaits – to Chesham and back amid Chiltern countryside! Our afternoon continues to Beckonscot – a truly remarkable place and the world’s oldest model village complete with railways throughout.
Well, well, well (that’s 3 more holes in the ground! – as they say!), but gawd blimey, we are going to be bowled over unless we keep a good eye in! So, - to London we go for great views of the capital from the London Eye. No views at all at the Post Office Tunnels but an eye opening behind the scenes tour of Lords Cricket Ground might be your holiday highlight.
This is our countryfied day as we are off to The Chilterns and rural Buckinghamshire. We’ll start in Oxfordshire actually at the Cholsey and Wallingford Railway before heading into HS2 land with a visit to the extensive Buckinghamshire Railway Centre at Quainton Road. Then, it’s rail from Aylesbury to Princes Risborough where our next steam train awaits to take us chugging down to Chinnor. This line is lovely and passes a cricket pitch, where you may see some action, as red kites circle above.
A bank holiday bonanza, as we set off to the home of motor racing and aviation (don’t miss a “flight” On Concorde!) that is Brooklands. This place also houses the best bus/transport museum in the whole of Chertsey! Ever had a Great Cockrow experience?! Then join us for one at the most incredible small gauge railway in the world. We are confident we can excite you with a local surprise or two on our way back for our final evening with cross Gerrard!
A lovely last morning aboard a Salters Steamer (that doesn’t!) to Windsor. On board will be a buffet to enjoy during the best Thames cruise there is. A final dash around the M25 sees us back at Watford Junction for homeward bound journeys to commence early afternoon.
7 1/4" gauge, fully signalled, railway running on a 2000 yard track.
The Bull Hotel oozes olde worlde charm and features a well-appointed restaurant and bar with lovely gardens and lounges to relax in at the end of the day. All the rooms have the usual features one would expect in a well-established 4 star – and there is even a duck pond over the road!